Saxophonist Leonardo Pedersen's Jazzkapel is a hot 11-piece swing band from Europe. During 1976-1977 they were teamed on record for separate sessions with trumpeter Harry Edison
, tenor saxophonist Eddie Davis
, and the eccentric singer Richard Boone
(who left his trombone at home for the date). There are four songs apiece with Edison
on this CD, plus seven with Davis
. Because the Jazzkapel is a riffing swing group that can emulate Count Basie's Orchestra
, these matchups work quite well. Highlights include "Lady Be Good," "Did You See Her Tonight," "Doodlin'," "Tickle Toe," and "One O'Clock Jump."